Posts Tagged ‘underinsured’

Austin and Texas Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims

One focus of my practice has become representing victims in uninsured and underinsured motorist claims.  I literally speak to groups of lawyers throughout Texas trying to educate lawyers about the nuances of these claims.  They are much more complicated than many people think. Most of my speeches are in bigger cities.  I’ve spoken in Houston,…

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Lesson From Austin Hit & Run Accidents: Buy Uninsured Motorist Coverage

Last Friday, in a tragic  hit and run wreck, an alleged drunk driver hit a group of pedestrians, including UT soccer players Kylie Doniak and Leah Payne.   Our thoughts are certainly with the injured and the families of the injured, especially Ms. Doniak, who was seriously injured.  But the incident is also a lesson to others.  In…

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Lesson From Cedar Park: Buy Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Insurance

Cedar Park made news earlier this week when the city declared that it’s adopting a zero tolerance policy towards uninsured motorists — every uninsured motorist stopped for a ticket or involved in an accident will now be given a citation instead of a warning.  While I applaud the efforts, I also wonder, “Why now?”  It shouldn’t be…

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Auto Accidents: What Is A "Stowers Demand"?

If you’re one of our clients, we might send you a draft demand letter to the insurance company that tells the insurance company that the letter is intended to be a “Stowers demand.”  What does that phrase mean? Every insurance policy has a “policy limit” — the maximum amount of coverage the policy offers.  (You…

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